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In the past money has been used to assist funding in many different areas from assisting youngsters through agricultural college and veterinary schools.

The Society has also contributed towards NVQ agricultural courses, livestock photography courses, an overseas study tour, woodland management and forestry courses, a rural art project and a rural leadership course to name just a few.

All recipients of funding are invited to come and give presentations about their projects or courses and become involved in the Royal Bath and West Show to help steward at the various shows.

The Grants Committee consider all the applications the Society receives – for further information contact

Royal Bath & west of England Society Charity Committee – Criteria for Funding

  • Applicants should be drawn from Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
  • Chosen courses should be relevant to the core values of the Royal Bath and West of England Society – for the encouragement of agriculture, manufacture, commerce and rural crafts.
  • Priority should be given to applicants whose award would make a real difference to their lives and to their future.
  • Priority should be given to those applicants who would return to the South West on completion of their studies to contribute to the local economy during their career.
  • All successful applicants will be invited to Steward at the Royal Bath and West Show and become members of the Next Generation.
  • The Society reserves the right to ask successful applicants to write reports on their awards, for inclusion in the Society Journal.